15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
2
Oulu
— 2 nights
3
Mariehamn
— 2 nights
4
Turku
— 4 nights
5
Tampere
— 3 nights

3
nights
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
Finland's largest and most populated metropolis, the maritime town of Helsinki boasts varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights.
Get some cultural insight at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Kansallisgalleria. Escape the urban bustle at Nuuksio National Park and Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area. Take a break from Helsinki with a short trip to Arboretum Mustila in Elimaki, about 1h 40 min away. There's lots more to do: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, see the interesting displays at Vantaa Art Museum, and look for all kinds of wild species at Laajalahti Nature Reserve.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip planner.

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 2 hours. In July in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Espoo, Vantaa Art Museum, Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, Arboretum Mustila
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

2
nights
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): walk around Hupisaaret Park, then see the interesting displays at Oulun Taidemuseo, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Nallikari Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, examine the collection at Kierikki Stone Age Centre, have some family-friendly fun at Oulu Climbing Centre, then appreciate the history behind Toripolliisi, and finally steep yourself in history at Kauppahalli.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Oulu trip builder tool.

You can fly from Helsinki to Oulu in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks · Museums · Beaches

Side Trip

Kierikki Stone Age Centre
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Kierikki Stone Age Centre ©
Kierikki Stone Age Centre
Oulun Taidemuseo ©
Oulun Taidemuseo

2
nights
Mariehamn

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. On the 13th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern, learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, then see the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle, and finally take in the waterfront at The Maritime Quarter. On the 14th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum, then contemplate the long history of Salis Batteri, then stroll through Kobba Klintar, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Mariehamn attractions planner.

Fly from Oulu to Mariehamn in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. July in Mariehamn sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Aland Island, Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum
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Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Kastelholm Castle ©
Kastelholm Castle

4
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Turku Castle and Turku Cathedral. Get in touch with nature at Teijo National Park and Vepsa Island. Venture out of the city with trips to Rauma (The Church of the Holy Cross & Old Rauma) and Automobile Museum (in Uusikaupunki). There's much more to do: take a stroll through Naantali Old Town, let the kids burn off some steam at Adventure Park, examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Turku road trip website.

Traveling by flight from Mariehamn to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. July in Turku sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Rauma, Teijo National Park, Naantali Old Town, Automobile Museum
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Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Tampereen Tuomiokirkko and Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas. You'll explore and learn at Vapriikin Museokeskus and Visavuori. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tampere: Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto (in Ylojarvi) and The Parola Armour Museum (in Parola). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, shop like a local with Galleria Ronga, and enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Tampere day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Visavuori, Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto, The Parola Armour Museum
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Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum